Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CONYERS Announces More Than $2 Million In Federal Funding For Detroit And Melvindale Police Departments

Detroit, MI – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) today announced more than $2 million in federal funding for police departments in Detroit and Melvindale. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and will be used to hire law enforcement officers, and to enhance community policing and crime prevention efforts.

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“I am pleased that the Justice Department is awarding more than $2 million in federal funds to Detroit and Melvindale,” said Congressman Conyers.  “It is particularly important during times of budget constraints on local governments that the federal government provide the resources needed to help make our communities safer while encouraging the use of policing methods that build trust and positively engage our citizens. I have supported the COPS program from its inception in 1994 during the Presidency of Bill Clinton and will continue to fight for funding that supports our local officers and the communities they are sworn to protect and serve.”   

Through the CHP, the city of Detroit will receive $1,841,472 and the city of Melvindale will receive $250,000. This funding is part of $119 million in grants distributed to police departments across the country. 

More information on the U.S. Department of Justice COPS program can be found here. 

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